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Dalai Lama wants Saddam spared

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has appealed for Saddam Hussein’s life to be spared, saying the deposed Iraqi president was not beyond redemption. “The death penalty is said to fulfil a preventive function, yet it is clearly a form of revenge,” the Nobel peace laureate told reporters as he ended a two-week visit to Japan. “However horrible an act a person may have committed, everyone has the potential to improve and correct himself,” he said. Full Story

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